According to a Dec. 6 report from MMA Junkie, tonight’s UFC Fight Night 33 event, which features a heavyweight headliner between Mark Hunt and recent title challenger Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, is underway from Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia.
Despite overwhelming support from the hometown crowd, Wall's night ended in a hurry as he was floored by an uppercut in the opening frame.
The official stoppage came at the 43-second mark of the first round, as Garcia knocked out Wall.
In the second fight of UFC Fight Night 33, Krzysztof Jotko (13-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) squared off against Bruno Santos (13-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
Santos opened with a solid opening round, but Jotko rebounded with a nice second frame to even the scoring at 1-all.
Santos came on strong towards the end of the second frame and he looked to continue the onslaught when the third round opened.
The Brazilian finished a gorgeous double-leg takedown with 3:20 remaining in the final frame and then worked some vicious ground-and-pound from top position.
Santos worked for a rear-naked choke with under two minutes to go in the opening round, but Jotko gained top position, postured up and worked for the finish.
Jotko, who was making his UFC debut, would end up the winner via judge's decision
Later on the UFC Fight Night 33 preliminary card, Justin Scoggins (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) battles Richie Vaculik (9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in a key tilt for UFC glory.
In the UFC Fight Night 33 headliner, Silva will look to utilize his Brazilian jiu-jitsu game to notch a victory over Hunt.
"He’s a striker with a huge experience, did some great fights at K-1, so the perfect way to win this fight would obviously be using my jiu-jitsu," Silva told MMAFighting.com. "I’ve trained a lot of jiu-jitsu and wrestling, but I also worked on my striking game. The fight starts standing and I have to be prepared for everything.
"If I see some openings to end the fight standing, I will. I’ve always did great against strikers, like Alistair Overeem, Travis Browne, Fedor Emelianenko. I’ll go for the knockout if I have the opportunity, but taking him to the ground will be my game plan."
In the UFC Fight Night 33 co-main, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua looks to snap a two-fight losing skid against hard-hitting knockout artist James Te Huna.
Here's a look at the full UFC Fight Night 33 card:
Main card (Fox Sports 1 at 9 p.m.)
- Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva
- Mauricio Rua vs. James Te Huna
- Ryan Bader vs. Anthony Perosh
- Pat Barry vs. Soa Palelei
- Dylan Andrews vs. Clint Hester
- Julie Kedzie vs. Bethe Correia
Undercard (FOX Sports 2 at 7 p.m.)
- Takeya Mizugaki vs. Nam Phan
- Nick Ring vs. Caio Magalhaes
- Richie Vaculik vs. Justin Scoggins
- Kryzstof Jotko def. Bruno Santos by unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,30-27)
- Alex Garcia def. Ben Wall via KO (punches) – Round 1, 0:43